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Carlos Castaneda takes the listener into the very heart of sorcery, challenging both imagination and reason, shaking the very foundations of our belief in what is “natural” and “logical”.

His landscape is full of terrors and mysterious forces, as sharply etched as a flash of lightning on the deserts and mountains where don Juan takes him to pursue the sorcerer’s knowledge - the knowledge that it is the Eagle that gives us, at our births, a spark of awareness, that it expects to reclaim at the end of our lives and which the sorcerer, through his discipline, fights to retain. 

Castaneda describes how don Juan and his party left this world - “the warriors of don Juan’s party had caught me for an eternal instant, before they vanished into the total light, before the Eagle let them go through” - and how he, himself, upon witnessing such a sight, jumped into the abyss.

©1981 Carlos Castaneda (P)2020 Recorded Books

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The Art of Stalking

The Eagle’s Gift is the 6th book in Carlos Casteneda’s series. It contains interesting recollections of forgotten incidents and people who were part of his training. Later chapters cover the principles of stalking. There is enough juicy information for numerous listens. Luis Moreno’s performance in reading and acting out the individual characters is delightful.

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I absolutely love this book

this book was great, I loose myself in his books is hard to come back to reality after emerging in them

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Well worth it

It started off a little slow but that didn't last long. The performance of the narrator was immensely enjoyable. You can't go wrong with this selection.

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  • 09-23-20

DON'T GET THIS TIL YOU'VE READ THE TWO BEFORE IT!

This book is probably the most amazing of the Castaneda narratives, I have read it in book form several times. It is Book 6 of the narrative series, i.e. of those originally published in paperback by Penguin. However, it only makes sense if you've read the two books before it, which as yet are not available as audiobooks. The first three are available though, which is extremely odd. It means you can listen to Books 1, 2, and 3 - then you have to jump to Book 6. It would be like reading a novella where the publisher has omitted chapters 4 and 5. So if you've got as far as 'Journey To Ixtlan' (Book 3), then stop. Beg borrow or buy Book 4 ('Tales Of Power') and Book 5 ('The Second Ring Of Power'), read them, then listen to this. It will then make sense. If you don't do that, you will wonder things like "Who is La Gorda? Why is she in LA with Castaneda? Who are the other apprentices, where do they fit in? What happened to Don Juan and Don Genaro?" Having listened to 'Journey To Ixtlan', the conceptual leap necessary to understand this book will be too great. Otherwise I would rate this 5 stars. As it is, my low score is simply due to the weird editorial decision to omit Books 4 and 5.

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